A female Redstart was seen crossing the Pylon Path towards the Deep Pit. Several Skylarks and Swallows flew through and a Lesser Redpoll flew over. A Brimstone was seen near the Pump House. IEP. PS.
This morning a Water Rail was seen scuttling across the gap in front of the Causeway Bench. There were two other birds calling. There were 21 Dabchicks on the Slurry Lagoon and good numbers of Wigeon and Shovelers. There was a light passage of Swallows, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Siskins. PS, AAS.
In the afternoon a pair of Willow Emeralds in tandem were seen ovipositing in the Small Gravel Pit. RW.
This morning there was some migration activity as seven Swallows and five Siskins were seen flying over the site. Later, two Spoonbills flew over, towards Holme Pierrepont. Also seen were two Egyptian Geese and a flock of thirteen Stock Doves. PS.
In the afternoon thirteen Arctic Terns went through and there were also four or more Common Terns on the site. Also present were one Grasshopper Warbler, one Swift, sixty plus Swallows and six or more House Martins and a Red Kite. A Great White Egret flew over in the evening. RW.
This morning the warm weather from the last two days had brought in a few new migrants. A Sedge Warbler was heard near the viewing screen on the Reed-bed Safari Path. A Willow Warbler and five Blackcaps were also singing and there were three Swallows and over twenty Sand Martins over the Slurry Lagoon. The Red Kite was seen across the river near the railway bridge. IP.
This morning there were still plenty of warblers around the site and a Jay was seen again. Small numbers of Swallows and Siskins were flying through to the south. In the evening a Bittern flew across the Slurry Lagoon, between reed beds, and there were still nineteen Shoveler, three Wigeon and one Garganey present.
This morning, on the Slurry Lagoon, there was one Green Sandpiper, one Snipe, one Pintail, two Wigeon and seven Shoveler. Some Swallows flew through to the south in a very light passage, along with one Yellow Wagtail. There were up to six Cetti’s Warblers singing. PS.
This morning a flock of about twenty-five Swifts was feeding over the Slurry Lagoon. Over the Deep Pit there were about twenty Sand Martins, twenty-eight Swallows and four House Martins. There are now ten singing Garden Warblers. PS.
This morning a flock of about 140 House Martins, 40 Swallows and one or two Sand Martins were on the wires by the railway bridge. Also there were two juvenile Pied Wagtails and a juvenile Yellow Wagtail. Along the Lower Path in a walnut tree near the signal box were two Spotted Flycatchers with Blackcaps, Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat. PS.
There was also a report of a Great White Egret circling the site late morning. NH.
This morning a Roe Deer was seen on the Causeway. Two Common Sandpipers were along the river near the Poulser Brook. A migrant flock of about 100 Swallows and House Martins were feeding over the Slurry Lagoon and three Buzzards flew through to the north. PS.